The Indian American Vote In Illinois And Beyond In 2016

Members of the Indian-American community gather in Times Square to watch a live stream of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Members of the Indian-American community gather in Times Square to watch a live stream of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who spoke to a capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden in September 2014, in New York. Julie Jacobson / Associated Press
Members of the Indian-American community gather in Times Square to watch a live stream of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Members of the Indian-American community gather in Times Square to watch a live stream of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who spoke to a capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden in September 2014, in New York. Julie Jacobson / Associated Press

The Indian American Vote In Illinois And Beyond In 2016

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For a long time, Asian votes were considered swing votes. But that’s been changing, especially within the South Asian community and in particular, in the Indian American community.

In the upcoming presidential election, the Indian American vote could prove key in some swing states.

We take a look at how the Indian vote is taking shape in Illinois and beyond with Reema Kapur, the executive director of SAAPRI, the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute, as well as political consultant Harish Patel.